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An Optimization Strategy for Inter Terminal Transportation (ITT) of Containers: Case of Port of Colombo

Edirisooriya, Tharindu; Bandara, Yapa M


Tharindu Edirisooriya


Inter terminal container transportation (ITT) is a transferring process of containers between two more terminals. This research is related with inter terminal transport (ITT) operation of port of Colombo. The main objective of this research is to determine the optimum fleet size for ITT movements and secondly to identify possible cost savings of ITT in port of Colombo with the optimum fleet allocation to the existing operation. Inter terminal container transferring process was surveyed and the average truck turnaround time between each two terminals and the optimum fleet size was found under several assumptions. Further, by considering the current average number of ITT movements (or current maximum movements), the optimum fleet is determined. Allocating optimum fleet based on the volume of containers allow the minimization of the overall costs of ITT operation as the existing fleet requirement is well over the estimated fleet size.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Start Date Sep 18, 2018
End Date Sep 22, 2017
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 22, 2017
Publication Date Sep 18, 2017
Deposit Date May 5, 2022
Publicly Available Date May 5, 2022
Volume 11
Series ISSN 1881-1132
Book Title Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Keywords Inter Terminal Transportation (ITT); Optimum Feet size; Container transfer time; Container terminals
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